Augusta’s unique bunker sand originates locally


‘SP55’ is chalk-white trap filler that comes from local quartz operations



  • The pure white sand seen in the bunkers at Augusta National Golf Club, the location of the 2020 Masters Tournament, is made of granulated quartz sourced from Mitchell County. (Photo sourced from Quartz Corp website)
Anyone who tuned into the 2020 Masters Tournament this past week at Augusta National Golf Club may have noticed the uniquely-colored sand bunkers on the course.  Rather than the usual drab, beige…

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